Dating old family photos

If this is your first visit, I recommend starting with any of the following pages: Show Notes In this episode of Ask Maureen, Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, urges you to be prepared!

Don't let a disaster take away your family history.

She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother.

But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret.

Available now on and In the 1860s the backs of CDVs were very thin, often they were layers of paper/cardboard. By the later 1880s and 1890s the backs were very thick.

The 1860s verso had a simple logo and writing, somewhat like an ink stamp.

Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes?

Available now on and the Create Space e Store Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery by Lorine Mc Ginnis Schulze Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies.

Often the photographer dated the revenue stamp which gives us an exact date the photograph was taken.

Tips on what you can do now to prevent loss in the future, and how to cope once a disaster has struck.

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Free Photo Archive of over 52,000 vintage photographs.

And how even the tiniest details can reveal the biggest clues about a person, where they come from and what they meant to their friends, their family – even the world.